Foods that fight
It's easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level, according to Harvard Medical School.
The reverse is true, too -- changing what you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and "good fats" are all part of a heart-healthy diet. But some foods are particularly good at helping bring down cholesterol. Here are five of those foods:
Oats. An easy way to start lowering cholesterol is to choose oatmeal or a cold oat-based cereal like Cheerios for breakfast. It gives you 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber.
Beans. Beans are …